Every day, Le Parisien takes action to answer your questions about the coronavirus. Today, we are interested in that of Guylaine, who wonders if a tenant has the right to delay the payment of his rent.
As we speak, the suspension of rent payments is not on the agenda and no moratorium is currently envisaged by the government. Several associations, however, request it, such as Consumption housing in the living environment (CLCV) or the National Housing Confederation (CNL).
“Faced with the loss of their income, many tenants will find themselves homeless, endangering themselves and the rest of the population. Others will have to go into debt, further weakening them once the crisis has passed, ”CLCV said in a press release published last week. For the CNL, “the worry of not being able to pay the rent” should not be added “to that concerning our health and that of those around us”.
A postponement of rents was announced by Emmanuel Macron last week, but it concerns SMEs in difficulty. For individuals, the government has only decided to postpone the end of the traditional winter break, from March 31 to May 31. Rather than measures on rents, the government prefers to opt to maintain income as much as possible. It is with this in mind that the State pays for partial unemployment for employees who can no longer work.
For tenants having problems paying your rent, Anil, the National Agency for Housing Information, encourages to contact its owner as soon as possible to explain the situation to him. “Discussions between the lessor and the tenant can lead to the establishment of a clearance plan. This amicable agreement, written, provides for the spread of the repayment of the rental debt over a few months, ”she said on her website.
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